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Inspection privatization a slippery slope

When you are a home owner there is never a time when there is not some kind of project eminent or in progress. Over the years I have built new homes, maintained some and renovated a few.

Students dig into final exams

Last week we came back from our Christmas Holidays, and school is now back full swing. Next week is final exams week for Grades 10 to 12, and once they are over we will be starting the second semester.

Remembering a Speckle Park founder

We actually have a "snow cover" now. A few more centimeters of snow fell during the past week. Strong winds blew it into small drifts. Colder weather has lasted about a week with higher temperatures during the past weekend.
Debating from the other side of the table

Debating from the other side of the table

I was invited to be a judge at the North Battleford Comprehensive High School debate Friday night. I've never been part of a debate team before (let alone judged a debate), but I jumped at the opportunity.

Grant fosters art education

Art programs in Living Sky School Division received a boost recently from the Saskatchewan Arts Board.
It's okay to chew gum in school

It's okay to chew gum in school

As adults, we are often encouraged to set up our day and our surroundings to bring out the best of our abilities, spark imagination and improve concentration.
Hafford celebrates 27 years of Malanka

Hafford celebrates 27 years of Malanka

The Hafford Cheremka Dance Club celebrated its 27th consecutive annual Malanka held at the Hafford Communiplex Jan. 14. This particular popular local Ukrainian New Year celebration originated in 1975 and was previously held in Krydor and Keatley.
Opera house project moves to Stage II

Opera house project moves to Stage II

After a well-attended public consultation and performance event at the Opera House in Battleford, the Historic Opera House Restoration Project is moving to Stage II. Stage I of the project, the open house at the opera house, took place Dec.
Relay for Life team hosts wing night

Relay for Life team hosts wing night

A wing night fundraiser was held at the Maymont Hotel Jan. 14. Thank you, everyone for attending. All proceeds raised will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society on behalf of the "United to Fight for Cancer" Relay for Life team.

NCS evacuated before nearby fire extinguished

There was a flurry of excitement in Neilburg Jan. 11 due to a small fire at D & G Polyproducts.